Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Since I am so late in posting [and have no time for blogging] I'll keep this Thanksgiving post short and sweet. 
Brother Brrrian and parents were in Atlanta.  
We fried a turkey.
We also roasted one.
We had 30lbs of turkey for 6 people.
As usual, my dad did the carving.
I tried a new stuffing recipe with rosemary, apples and raisins.
My mom stuffed the turkey with her classic recipe.
The classic won hands down.  

Unbelievable, but the one day that Ernesto had off from lighting houses, he decided to put lights on our house.  Brrrian and his friend helped him secure the colored LED lights around the roof line.  Here they are all up on ladders.  Ernesto is wrapping that tree in all red lights, it looks awesome!
Hope you had a great one too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shift Change!

Time is going by so fast! It has already been two weeks since mi suegra arrived from San Diego! (Mateo's tata had to could only stay for 5 days)  I can't even begin to tell you what a huge help she has been.  She is a professional with babies...and her cooking isn't bad either!
Although she may have spoiled little Mateo, (he slept in her arms all day) I am so grateful to have had her here.  Not many women can be with their mother-in-laws for two weeks straight!  We get along great....I love her so much!  She left last night and we miss her already!

We coordinated her replacement to arrive yesterday for a seamless transition. 

My parents flew in Tuesday morning and the five of us were able to visit for the day. 
It was perfect fall weather so we walked down to the park and sat outside for lunch.
Just two more weeks or so and the calls will stop coming in for Christmas lights and we can go back to cuddling with our little guy all day and starting some family traditions. It's going to be a great year!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let the Games Begin

It has been a crazy couple weeks months.  Obviously I haven't had much time for blogging (sorry mom!) but I promise there is more coming.  I had a birthday, Mateo is now 8 weeks old, Zafiro had a jewelry show and my sister and neice came to visit/babysit!

Besides adjusting to being a new mother, we are already busy with the Christmas lights.   I can't believe how much new business we have already this year and we haven't even hit the busiest week. (week after Thanksgiving)  It's going to be a great year!!
My life has been pretty much stress free for the last few years; I must admit I am a little bit rusty in dealing with stress.  Last week I called Ernesto [who was out installing lights] and told him "I don't think I can do this."  He said "Help is on the way, you just have a couple more days."  (Thank god, or would have had a serious breakdown....ok, truth be told...I did have a few mini-breakdowns.)

Ernesto's padres arrived from San Diego last Thursday.  Wow! What a difference to have an extra set of hands.  Mis suegras are loving their newest grandchild and I have a chance to sit down and work/take phone calls etc. We are eating the best Mexican food and speaking nothing but Spanish....little Mateo seems to love it!

My parents are coming to help when Ernesto's mom leaves, so we have the whole [busy] time covered.  I love our families.  We are so lucky!
I have never wanted to rush the Christmas season, but I seriously can't wait until mid-January when Ernesto, Mateo and I can hibernate by the fireplace in our new house and enjoy the most precious thing in life.....TIME with people you love!


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